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Six Sigma vs. Lean

What is the difference between Lean and Six Sigma? Lean and Six Sigma are two different frameworks that can be used to improve the effectiveness of a given process. Lean is focused on customer value and waste reduction, while Six Sigma focuses on variation reduction and statistical analysis.LeanSix SigmaFocus is on:Waste reductionVariation reductionLeads to:Cycle time […]

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Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Root Cause Analysis is used to analyze the root cause of a positive or negative event. The purpose is to take corrective actions to prevent the recurrence of a negative outcome or facilitate a positive outcome.What is the root cause?A cause, if corrected, will prevent the recurrence of a problem.It will also prevent the occurrence […]

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Lean Manufacturing Quiz

Each time you take this quiz, 10 random questions from the database are presented. Lean Management$130 course for just $14.99 today!Implement Lean Management for process improvement in non-manufacturing environment $135 $15

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Total Productive Maintenance TPM

  Conventionally operator operates the machine, and maintenance maintains the machine. But the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is based on the idea that both operator and the maintenance are responsible for maintaining the machine.   Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is based on the idea that everyone in a facility should participate in the maintenance and […]

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Seven/ Eight Types of Wastes TIMWOOD

What is Waste? Waste is anything that does not add value to the existing process. We should avoid waste not only to reduce cost but also it increases the long-term performance of a process. Lean Management $130 course for just $14.99 today! Implement Lean Management for process improvement in non-manufacturing environment $135 $15 Seven Types […]

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Poka Yoke, Fool Proofing or the Mistake Proofing

What is Poka-yoke? Shigeo Shingo advocated the concept of zero quality control by arguing that inspection processes or the use of statistical control should be completely eliminated. He believes that quality should be controlled at the source of the problem and not after the problem has manifested itself. He recommends that inspection should be incorporated […]

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5 Key Philosophies Behind Lean

Lean is based on the following five principles. Create value. Specify what creates value from the customer’s perspective.  You need to understand what is important to the customer. Value stream. Identify all the value processes along the process chain. This is where Lean looks at reducing the non-value added processes from the work. Value-added activities […]

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History of Lean

The concept of lean manufacturing goes back to the year 1900 when Frederick Taylor set up the system of motion study and standardization of work processes. That was the time you could say that the foundation of modern lean was put in place. Later on, in the 1920s — 1930s, Henry Ford used the concept […]

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